Arizona’s Supposed-Child Protective Services Now Investigate The 6,110 Child Abuse Claims It Ignored While Gov. Brewer Says, DC Should Run Like Arizona, Highlight Hollywood News
DES Director Clarence Carter said he does not expect the massive backlog of reviews to affect the agency’s ongoing investigations into child abuse. The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday officials questioned how that was possible given the staggering number of tips the agency has received but not reviewed in 2013.
Carter said the work would include all 257 CPS employees and Gov. Jan Brewer pledged overtime pay for case workers, though supervisors aren’t eligible for the extra pay. Officials said the department is already understaffed, leading to the backlog in the first place. Yes, it’s amazing how these anti government people fail to care or realize that cuts sound good on political posters, but in reality, it can be detrimental to those who need help most. Children are at the top of that list. The poor, which Americans hate, and blame for their own plight are another factor, that deserve our concern.
Carter told lawmakers on an oversight panel in the state legislature, the tips would be evaluated on a triage basis and 2,919 have been examined thus far. Of them, 1,789 have been sent to case workers for review and 23 have been referred to police due to potential criminal conduct.